Forgotten Harvest in Oak Park today announced late-night host Seth Meyers will headline the group’s 25th annual Comedy Night on June 17, a celebration of the organization’s food rescuing efforts and supporters. Comedy Night began in 1992 with the support of actor and Michigan-native Tim Allen and local comedian Mark Ridley.
“It is our distinct pleasure to have Seth join us for Comedy Night,” says Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest. “Forgotten Harvest is fortunate to have the support of Seth, our sponsors, and the community at our largest annual fundraising event. Proceeds will go directly to fight food insecurity in metro Detroit.”
Meyers is an Emmy Award-winning writer, current host of Late Night with Seth Meyers, and was named one of the TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people. He also hosted the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Meyers began his career television career with “Saturday Night Live” in 2001, where he was a cast member for 13 seasons. In 2011, Meyers won an Emmy for outstanding original music and lyrics for host Justin Timberlake’s musical monologue, also earning 10 additional Emmy nominations for his work as a writer in television.
Founded in 1990, Forgotten Harvest “rescued” more than 43 million pounds of food last year by collecting surplus food (prepared and perishable) from grocery stores, markets, caterers, farmers, wholesalers, and other approved sources. The donated food, which otherwise would go to waste, is delivered at no-cost to 250 emergency food providers in metro Detroit.
Comedy Night will take place on Saturday, June 17 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 28, and range from $25-$150, and can be found here.